Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

21 Janvier, 2018, 01:48 | Auteur: Lynn Cook
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Eric Trump appeared on Fox and Friends and defended his father following the furore over Mr Trump labelling some countries "shitholes" during a meeting on immigration protection.

US President Donald Trump's reported recent reference to Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as a bunch of "sh**hole" countries is not worth dignifying with much debate. Dick Durbin says was he was "sandbagged" on a bipartisan immigration deal by President Donald Trump and his team when it was presented to the White House last week.

But it led some who had tried to give Trump the benefit of the doubt to a conclusion they had hoped to avoid: that the president of the United States is a racist.

Hoyer sidestepped a question on whether or not he supported a planned resolution to censure the President that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were drafting.

President Trump's problems often seem to be of his own making, as he often speaks off-the-cuff and rapidly tweets. When the President convened Democrats and Republicans at the White House last Tuesday to talk about a legislative fix to DACA, the President "sounded like he was channelling Lindsey Graham", someone close to the negotiations told me. With the exception of Native Americans and those who were forcibly brought here against their will, are we all not the products of those who emigrated from s--hole countries? However, he did say that, in theory, a perfect score on the Montreal test does not necessarily rule out cognitive decline.

The president has since pushed back against the accusations saying he is "not a racist", noting that while he did use "tough language" during the DACA meeting "this was not the language used". "As far as I know there's only one person who's spoken about this meeting under oath and she confirmed my account".

It must be remembered too that these talented scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who seek to contribute to the marvelous mélange that we call the United States are first and foremost people. Like the majority of his Republican colleagues in Congress, he reckoned that he could somehow get more than he was giving up, which included his dignity. Trump will have to make do with immigrants who are - how shall we put this? - darker in hue. "So it can't be objectified", said Emilie M. Townes, dean of the divinity school at Vanderbilt University, in an interview. "It's just constant whiplash", the former Republican aide said. The garbage and dirt is a product of activity and economic dynamism.

Mr Kiraithe further said Kenya supports the statement made by the African Union condemning Mr Trump's comments. And Trump knows nothing of it. He is indifferent to our defining miracle.

One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely reported "shithole".

The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise.

"We want an immigration policy to be unbiased - one that does not favor people from Norway over Haiti". "It was a meeting of 12 people". Instead Trump dedicated his weekly address to King's memory, saying King's dream and America's are the same: "a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look or where they come from". It flowered once Trump draped himself in presidential regalia and treated Graham to a ride aboard Marine One.

The administration recently touted the fact that arrests on the southern border were at a 17-year low.

"On the one hand, you generally tell witnesses not to volunteer, to answer the question as asked", said New York lawyer Gary Naftalis. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

"Me being up here right now, I think I need a drink of water", he said.

"I stand by every word I said", Cotton said, echoing Durbin.

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